R.E.M. - Be Mine Lyrics

R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi‐Fi cover art
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("A speed zone up here too")

I never thought of this as funny
It speaks another world to me
I want to be your Easter bunny
I want to be your Christmas tree

I'll strip the world that you must live in
Of all its godforsaken greed
I'll ply the tar out of your feathers
I'll pluck the thorns out of your feet
You and me
You and me
You and me

And if I choose your sanctuary
I'll want to wash you with my hair
I'll want to drink of sacred fountains
And find the riches hidden there

I'll eat the lotus and peyote
I'll want to hear the caged-bird sing
I'll want the secrets of the temple
I'll want the finger with the ring
You and me
You and me
You and me

And if you make me your religion
I'll give you all you will need
I'll be the drawing of your breath
I'll be the cup if you should bleed
I'll be the sky above the Ganges
I'll be the vast and stormy sea
I'll be the lights that guide you inland
I'll be the visions you will see
Visions you will see
You will see
You will see
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
  • 2 The Wake‐Up Bomb
  • 3 New Test Leper
  • 4 Undertow
  • 5 E‐Bow the Letter
  • 6 Leave
  • 7 Departure
  • 8 Bittersweet Me
  • 9 Be Mine
  • 10 Binky the Doormat
  • 11 Zither
  • 12 So Fast, So Numb
  • 13 Low Desert
  • 14 Electrolite


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    album: Track 9 in album New Adventures in Hi‐Fi
    release date: 1996-9-9
    popularity : 108 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:33
    lead vocals: Michael Stipe
    background vocals: Mike Mills
    drums & percussion: Bill Berry
    bass & guitar: Peter Buck
    guitar & keyboard: Mike Mills
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624632023
    script: Latin